About Us

25 Carlisle Road, Westford, Massachusetts 01886

Veterinary Dermatology of New England is located in Westford Massachusetts. Dr. Laurie Stewart and her staff at Veterinary Dermatology of New England specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of dogs and cats with allergies and disorders of the skin, ears, hair, and nails.

Experienced in the diagnosis and treatment of allergic skin disorders and infectious and non-infectious skin diseases.

Dermatologic conditions also include chronic and recurring ear inflammations and infections, parasitic skin diseases, autoimmune disorders, internal disorders with skin manifestations, hormonal imbalances, scaling disorders, hair loss, drug eruptions, and cancers of the skin. Any animal with skin problems should see a board-certified veterinarian of dermatology for an examination and evaluation.

Pertinent records from your primary veterinarian along with previous blood work and diagnostics should be forwarded prior to your appointment. It is a good idea to bring any bottles of shampoo, pills, and other medications that have been used to treat the skin disorder along with current medications that your pet is on for other conditions.

We offer authentic products recommended and approved in our clinic. There are hundreds of products including quality prescription medications, flea, and tick preventatives, chronic medications, specialty pharmaceuticals, and leading nutritional products.

Our Team

Our highly trained staff is compassionate, confident and committed to the best care for your pet.
Dr. Laurie Stewart, VMD, Diplomate, ACVD

Dr. Laurie Stewart, VMD, Diplomate, ACVD

Board-Certified Veterinary Dermatologist

Dr. Stewart is a Board-Certified Veterinarian of Dermatology. Dr. Stewart received a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire’s Life Science and Agricultural Pre-veterinary program, and her veterinary medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine.

After graduation from veterinary school, she interned at Rowley Memorial Animal Hospital in Springfield Mass, then practiced at Angell Memorial Animal Hospital and Tufts University where she completed her residency in veterinary dermatology.

Dr. Stewart became a Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Dermatology in 1990. After spending eight years at Tufts University teaching and practicing veterinary dermatology, she opened her own clinic in 1995.

She owns and operates Veterinary Dermatology of New England, which is located in Westford, Mass.

Cheryl Culver

Cheryl Culver

Practice Manager

Cheryl comes to Veterinary Dermatology of New England with vast experience in Management. Cheryl is passionate about all animals and loves her position at Veterinary Dermatology of New England as the Practice Manager where we treat all of our patients as if they are part of our family. Cheryl is confident in managing the clinic that is entirely dedicated to the patients’ well-being and provides top notch care to all who enter! In Cheryl’s spare time, she enjoys; gardening, watching her continuously visited bird feeders, her husband Michael, and family, and her three dogs; Oliver Bean, a Bernese Mountain Dog, Harley, a Cardigan Corgi, and her Pug, Daisy that is also a regular working at Veterinary Dermatology along side her.

Cheryl notes, “Working with Dr. Laurie Stewart and our professional and educated staff at Veterinary Dermatology of New England is an honor because we have an environment that provides a safe and happy workplace and a team that is dedicated to providing the best care for every patient.”

Nicole Didonato

Nicole Didonato

Lead Veterinary Technician

Nicole comes to us with eleven years of great experience! Nicole graduated from Becker College in 2009, with a Veterinary Technician degree.  We are so excited to have Nicole with us, she is a dedicated, intelligent, happy, and a nurturing, person.  You will always see a smile on her face. Nicole has loved animals her whole life, especially cats! You can definitely call her a loving cat-lady, having six, feline, fur babies at home, says it all!

Nicole enjoys spending time with her family, and friends. Nicole, loves to do anything outside; camping, hiking, and gardening, to name a few! Nicole is a Girl Scout leader to a wonderful group of girls, including her beautiful, daughter Autumn.

Elena Rodriguez

Elena Rodriguez

Veterinary Technician

Elena comes to us with a love and passion for animals.  She is committed to our furry family community and hopes to one day fill her home with rescue animals.

Elena is pursuing an Animal Science and Veterinarian Technologies degree at North Shore Community College. We are lucky to have her with us part-time as she continues her studies.

Elena has a positive can-do personality with great energy.  She possesses wonderful work experience including, Client Care, Physical Therapy, Dog Walking, and Pet Sitter!

Elena enjoys spending time outdoors, going for walks or runs with her handsome, rescue dog, Hank. Spoiling her three guinea pigs, Mr. Deeds, Fettuccine, and Pumpkin.  She also enjoys drawing and painting. Elena loves winding down the day spending time in front of a fire relaxing with family.

Rachael Langone

Rachael Langone

Veterinary Technician

Rachael, is a graduate from UMass Amherst Mount Ida campus, with a science degree in Veterinary Technology. She possesses a passion for all types of animals, especially cats! Rachael comes to us with experience, in exotic animals, large and small animals, physical therapy, and pet sitting.

In Rachael’s free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends. Taking walks with her rescue beagle, as well as playing with all of her feline fur babies. Rachael also enjoys spending time outdoors and watching sports.

Tina Norton

Tina Norton

Client Services Technician

Tina has always loved caring for animals, she is passionate, and nurturing. Her vast experience and love for animals make her an exceptional team member providing the utmost care with our patients and clients.

Tina enjoys spending her weekends outdoors camping, and taking in the sun alongside her family, and three rescue dogs. Tina also enjoys reading and watching Forensic Files with one (or two) of her fur pups on her lap.

Colleen McVay

Colleen McVay

Veterinary Technicians

Colleen is a pre-veterinary student at the University of California Davis working towards a Bachelor of Science, Animal Biology.  Colleen will attend veterinary school after her undergrad, with dreams of becoming a specialized veterinarian.  During her school breaks, Colleen is beyond excited to work with us and help to assist our patients with the best of care!

Colleen has wonderful work experience including, research, biosecurity, hatchery, testing, and recording cognitive and behavioral responses.  Socializing, training, and feeding of varying species of animals.  She has skills and experience in laser treatments, physical therapy exercises, and hydrotherapy.

Colleen possesses a can-do attitude, she has an infectious smile, positive energy and we are lucky to have her working with us throughout her Education breaks.

In Colleen’s free time, she loves to run and hike with her two amazing labs, Chip and Bailey.  She also volunteers at an animal shelter near her college, helping pets find great homes.

Emma Faddoul

Emma Faddoul

Veterinary Technicians

Emma received her Bachelor of Science degree from the University of New Hampshire, College of Life Science and Agriculture’s Pre-Veterinary Program, May 2019.  Emma attends the Veterinary School at The University of Tennessee College of Veterinary Medicine fall of 2019. We have had the pleasure of Emma working alongside Dr. Stewart during her school breaks since 2016, and we look forward to her returning when she has breaks!! Emma has worked with a variety of animals from cows in New Hampshire to the chimps in Zambia!

Emma has a career goal to be a Veterinary of Dermatology following Dr. Stewart’s footsteps. Emma possesses a great presence, she is always happy, and happy to assist in any way that she can. She keeps morale high, a true professional!

Emma enjoys hiking, hanging out with friends and family, and being with her dogs, Uno and Buddy!